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Students examine the strategies of three key civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Stokely Carmichael.
Students reflect on how stereotypes and "single stories" influence our identities, how we view others, and the choices we make.
Students and teachers reflect on how their Literature Circles are progressing and identify ways they can make classroom conversations more effective.
Students consider the question "Who am I?" and identify social and cultural factors that shape identity by reading a short story and creating personal identity charts.
Students are introduced to the concept of "universe of obligation" and prompted to illustrate circle of individuals who they feel a responsibility to care for and protect.
Students understand news from Myanmar about the persecution of the Rohingya by analyzing a recent New York Times article.
Students study the vibrant culture of the Jews who lived in the shtetls in eastern Europe, while also deepening their understanding of prejudice toward minority groups.
Students learn a new concept, universe of obligation, and use it to analyze the ways that their society designates who is deserving of respect and caring.
Students evaluate the differences among news accounts about Ferguson, develop strategies for verifying news and information, and understand the challenges facing journalists as they cover complex, fast-moving events.
Students view the film, analyze a primary source from the Oyneg Shabes archive, and consider why it matters who tells the stories of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Students consider what happens when one aspect of our identity is privileged above others by society.
Students reflect on the power of being labelled and use Jesús Colón’s essay to reflect on their own experiences of being misjudged.